Training Programs

Current Training Programs

Brown University’s Center for Health Equity Research hosts an educational and mentoring program to promote training in clinical research for new investigators from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the sciences. This program aims to train new investigators, particularly African Americans and Hispanics, in clinical, behavioral and community based research related to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases.  

Priority research topics include biomedical prevention, efforts to enhance outcomes in the HIV care continuum, substance abuse, correctional health, global health and health disparities. We also focus heavily on dissemination science and translational research.

This grant provides support for trainees over two years, which includes tuition for two courses of the Brown Summer Institute for Clinical and Translational Research that will take place from mid-May to the end of June 2016 (official dates TBD). This six-week course is a mandatory component of the fellowship.  There is no salary support for trainees; however, trainees can receive support for travel to scientific meetings, additional research training, and potential pilot project funding for projects that have received full IRB approval and have been submitted and approved by the CCRT executive committee.

The fellowship includes didactic training in clinical, behavioral or translational research as well as structured mentoring with a Brown University faculty member. The goal of the program is for trainees to develop successful research careers in the area of HIV/AIDS and health disparities as evidenced by abstracts, publications and grant support.

We accept applicants with an MD or PhD degree, other doctoral degree, or individuals currently enrolled in doctoral programs related to the health sciences or health professions. We also accept applications from junior faculty members. We do not currently have opportunities for individuals pursuing a Master’s degree who do not yet have another terminal degree. Get more information on applying for a fellowship.